Park Stewardship Program

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Intern Frog Monitoring in Mori Point

The Park Stewardship Program engages local community members in the conservation of parklands throughout the Golden Gate National Parks. Whether protecting endangered species, restoring historic gardens, or improving trails, community support and hands-on education is the key to maintaining and sustaining these important resources.

Together, we ensure that parklands remain cared for and relevant, for all, forever.


Join Us For a Program!

For our conservation efforts, we gather and analyze scientific information from Stewardship sites with the goal of maintaining healthy ecosystems. This information is used to develop plans that guide our volunteer programs and restoration efforts. Most of our sites support endangered species, and the restoration team monitors their population, analyzes trends, and collaborates with the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to implement strategies for recovery. Find more about our restoration efforts here.

Join us in the field as we work to conserve these parklands! We have programs in all three counties (below):


Park Stewardship Marin

Park Stewardship San Francisco

Park Stewardship San Mateo

The Alcatraz Gardens Stewardship Program aims to preserve and maintain the historic gardens once tended by the island’s military and penitentiary residents, and to interpret their significance to visitors. The Program relies on dedicated volunteers and uses organic practices to maintain the gardens.  

Learn More about the Alcatraz Gardens Program >>

With over 80,000 acres of spectacular parkland spanning three counties, the Golden Gate National Parks are interlaced with an extensive trail system. The Golden Gate Trail Crew volunteers play a vital role in restoring and sustaining these impressive trails, protecting the resources along the trail corridor, and providing a world-class visitor experience.

Learn more about our Trails Stewardship opportunities: 

Golden Gate Trails Stewardship Program

Teens on Trails Program 


Connect | Engage | Support | Inspire

Are you interested in making this a greener world while exploring, learning, making new friends and having fun in your local national park? We are passionate about building the next generation of environmental leaders. Our programs engage students in hands-on learning and service while providing pathways and support for continued involvement and leadership.

Learn more about our youth programs:

High School
College Programs

Your parks need you now more than ever

Your support helps ensure these places will be here in the future—please give now.